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Well placed to reach virtually anywhere in the West Midlands, the spa hotel near Walsall is family-owned and a refreshing antidote to corporate anonymity. The dining room, Restaurant 178, is the place to sample an extensive Market Menu of modern British ideas that change with the seasons.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence

Modern cooking in a characterful family-run hotel

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- AA Inspector
Restaurant 178
Fairlawns Hotel & Spa, 178 Little Aston Road, Aldridge, WALSALL, WS9 0NU
Phone : 01922 455122

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 4
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 40
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 12
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover West Midlands

After Greater London, the West Midlands is the UK’s biggest county by population, and after London, Birmingham is the UK’s largest city. There’s a lot to seek out here – it has a vibrant culture, with exceptionally good nightlife. Coventry used to be more important than Birmingham, until the 18th century when the Industrial Revolution started and Brum forged ahead. 

Apart from Lady Godiva, Coventry is best known for its cathedrals. The medieval parish church became a cathedral in 1918, but the Blitz on Coventry in 1940 left only the spire and part of the walls. After the war, it was decided to build a new cathedral alongside linked to the ruins. 

Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, and this history is reflected in its architecture and the Black Country Living Museum, a recreation of an industrial village, with shops and a pub, cottages and a chapel. Stourbridge is also worth a visit, mainly due to its involvement in glassmaking, which has been going on since the 17th century, and is still a part of the town’s culture; there’s a glass museum and a bi-annual glass festival.

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